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The Jewish law protected the poor who were obliged to give security for a loan or the fulfillment of a contract. If a man pawned his robe, the usual covering of the cool nights, it must be returned on the same day, Exodus 22:26-27. The creditor could not enter a house and take what he pleased; and the millstone being a necessary of life, could not be taken, De 24:6,10,11. Compare Job 22:6 24:3,7. Idolaters sometimes disregarded these prohibitions, Am 2:6-8. See LOANS. Pledges are necessary from the vicious, who cannot be trusted, Proverbs 20:16.
Easton's Bible Dictionarysee LOAN.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) The transfer of possession of personal property from a debtor to a creditor as security for a debt or engagement; also, the contract created between the debtor and creditor by a thing being so delivered or deposited, forming a species of bailment; also, that which is so delivered or deposited; something put in pawn.
2. (n.) A person who undertook, or became responsible, for another; a bail; a surety; a hostage.
3. (n.) A hypothecation without transfer of possession.
4. (n.) Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act; a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of treaties.
5. (n.) A promise or agreement by which one binds one's self to do, or to refrain from doing, something; especially, a solemn promise in writing to refrain from using intoxicating liquors or the like; as, to sign the pledge; the mayor had made no pledges.
6. (n.) A sentiment to which assent is given by drinking one's health; a toast; a health.
7. (n.) To deposit, as a chattel, in pledge or pawn; to leave in possession of another as security; as, to pledge one's watch.
8. (n.) To give or pass as a security; to guarantee; to engage; to plight; as, to pledge one's word and honor.
9. (n.) To secure performance of, as by a pledge.
10. (n.) To bind or engage by promise or declaration; to engage solemnly; as, to pledge one's self.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaPLEDGE
plej (verbs chabhal (10 times), `arabh (2 Kings 18:23 equals Isaiah 36:8); nouns chahal (Ezekiel 18:12, 16; Ezekiel 33:15), chabcholah (Ezekiel 18:7), `arubbah), (1 Samuel 17:18), erabhon (Genesis 38:17, 18, 20); also abhoT (Deuteronomy 24:10-13) and (the Revised Version (British and American) only) abhTiT (Habakkuk 2:6)): All these words have about the same meaning.
Greek728. arrabon -- an earnest (a part payment in advance for security ...
... 728 ("down-payment pledge") is the regular term in NT times for "," ie that
guarantees will be given. 728 () then represents backed ...
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2425. hikanos -- sufficient, fit
1860. epaggelia -- a summons, a promise
1906. eperotema -- an inquiry, a demand
3860. paradidomi -- to hand over, to give or deliver over, to ...
4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
Strong's Hebrew2254a. chabal -- to bind, pledge
... 2254, 2254a. chabal. 2254b . to bind, pledge. Transliteration: chabal
Short Definition: pledge. Word Origin a prim. root Definition ...
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6162. erabon -- a pledge
2258. chabol -- a pledge
5667. abot -- a pledge, article pledged
6161. arubbah -- a thing exchanged, pledge, token
6148. arab -- to take on pledge, give in pledge, exchange
5670. abat -- to take or give a pledge
2260b. chabolah -- a pledge
8594. taarubah -- a pledge
2254. chabal -- to bind, pledge
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ThesaurusPledge (55 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) Anything given or considered as a security for the performance of an act;
a guarantee; as, mutual interest is the best pledge for the performance of ...
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Earnest (33 Occurrences)
Loan (9 Occurrences)
Surety (21 Occurrences)
Engage (20 Occurrences)
Foretaste (4 Occurrences)
Security (41 Occurrences)
Debtor (7 Occurrences)
Plight (4 Occurrences)
Robbery (18 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordancePledge (55 Occurrences)
Luke 19:8 Zacchaeus however stood up, and addressing the Lord said, "Here and now, Master, I give half my property to the poor, and if I have unjustly exacted money from any man, I pledge myself to repay to him four times the amount."
Acts 17:9 When they had taken security from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Romans 8:23 And more than that, we ourselves, though we possess the Spirit as a foretaste and pledge of the glorious future, yet we ourselves inwardly sigh, as we wait and long for open recognition as sons through the deliverance of our bodies.
1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same way, when the meal was over, He also took the cup. "This cup," He said, "is the new Covenant of which my blood is the pledge. Do this, every time that you drink it, in memory of me."
2 Corinthians 1:22 and He has also set His seal upon us, and has put His Spirit into our hearts as a pledge and foretaste of future blessing.
2 Corinthians 5:5 And He who formed us with this very end in view is God, who has given us His Spirit as a pledge and foretaste of that bliss.
Ephesians 1:14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of his glory.
1 Timothy 5:12 having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you-not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
Genesis 38:17 He said, "I will send you a young goat from the flock." She said, "Will you give me a pledge, until you send it?"
Genesis 38:18 He said, "What pledge will I give you?" She said, "Your signet and your cord, and your staff that is in your hand." He gave them to her, and came in to her, and she conceived by him.
Genesis 38:20 Judah sent the young goat by the hand of his friend, the Adullamite, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
Exodus 22:26 If thou at all take thy neighbor's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
Leviticus 6:2 If any one sin, and commit a trespass against Jehovah, and deal falsely with his neighbor in a matter of deposit, or of bargain, or of robbery, or have oppressed his neighbor,
Numbers 30:2 When a man vows a vow to Yahweh, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Numbers 30:3 "Also when a woman vows a vow to Yahweh, and binds herself by a bond, being in her father's house, in her youth,
Numbers 30:4 and her father hears her vow, and her bond with which she has bound her soul, and her father holds his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she has bound her soul shall stand.
Numbers 30:5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears, none of her vows, or of her bonds with which she has bound her soul, shall stand: and Yahweh will forgive her, because her father disallowed her.
Numbers 30:10 "If she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath,
Numbers 30:11 and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and didn't disallow her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond with which she bound her soul shall stand.
Numbers 30:12 But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband has made them void; and Yahweh will forgive her.
Numbers 30:13 Every oath, and every undertaking which she gives, to keep herself from pleasure, may be supported or broken by her husband.
Deuteronomy 15:6 For Jehovah thy God will bless thee, as he promised thee; and thou shalt lend on pledge to many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over thee.
Deuteronomy 15:8 but thou shalt open thy hand bountifully unto him, and shalt certainly lend him on pledge what is sufficient for his need, in that which he lacketh.
Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take the mill or the upper millstone to pledge; for he takes a man's life to pledge.
Deuteronomy 24:10 When you do lend your neighbor any manner of loan, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge.
Deuteronomy 24:11 You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you do lend shall bring forth the pledge outside to you.
Deuteronomy 24:12 If he be a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge;
Deuteronomy 24:13 you shall surely restore to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his garment, and bless you: and it shall be righteousness to you before Yahweh your God.
Deuteronomy 24:17 You shall not wrest the justice due to the foreigner, or to the fatherless, nor take the widow's clothing to pledge;
Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, please swear to me by Yahweh, since I have dealt kindly with you, that you also will deal kindly with my father's house, and give me a true token;
1 Samuel 17:18 And carry these ten cheeses unto the captain of their thousand, and look how thy brethren fare, and take their pledge.
2 Kings 18:23 Now therefore, please give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
2 Chronicles 34:32 And he made all the people in Jerusalem and Benjamin give their word to keep it. And the people of Jerusalem kept the agreement of God, the God of their fathers.
Ezra 10:19 They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.
Nehemiah 5:3 And there were that said, We have had to pledge our fields, and our vineyards, and our houses, that we might procure corn in the dearth.
Nehemiah 5:7 Then I consulted with myself, and contended with the nobles and the rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, every one of his brother. And I held a great assembly against them.
Job 17:3 "Now give a pledge, be collateral for me with yourself. Who is there who will strike hands with me?
Job 22:6 For you have taken pledges from your brother for nothing, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Job 24:3 They drive away the donkey of the fatherless, and they take the widow's ox for a pledge.
Job 24:9 There are those who pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor,
Proverbs 6:1 My son, if you have become collateral for your neighbor, if you have struck your hands in pledge for a stranger;
Proverbs 11:15 He who is collateral for a stranger will suffer for it, but he who refuses pledges of collateral is secure.
Proverbs 17:18 A man without sense gives his hand in an agreement, and makes himself responsible before his neighbour.
Proverbs 20:16 Take the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman.
Proverbs 22:26 Be not one of those who give their hands in an agreement, or of those who make themselves responsible for debts:
Proverbs 27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
Song of Songs 8:5 Who 'is' this coming from the wilderness, Hasting herself for her beloved? Under the citron-tree I have waked thee, There did thy mother pledge thee, There she gave a pledge 'that' bare thee.
Isaiah 36:8 Now therefore, please make a pledge to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them.
Ezekiel 17:18 For he has despised the oath by breaking the covenant; and behold, he had given his hand, and yet has done all these things; he shall not escape.
Ezekiel 18:7 and has not wronged any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, has taken nothing by robbery, has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;
Ezekiel 18:12 has wronged the poor and needy, has taken by robbery, has not restored the pledge, and has lifted up his eyes to the idols, has committed abomination,
Ezekiel 18:16 neither has wronged any, has not taken anything to pledge, neither has taken by robbery, but has given his bread to the hungry, and has covered the naked with a garment;
Ezekiel 33:15 if the wicked restore the pledge, give again that which he had taken by robbery, walk in the statutes of life, committing no iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Amos 2:8 and they lay themselves down beside every altar on clothes taken in pledge; and in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.
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